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Monthly Archives: May 2018

Gonet Monofoil

Gonet Monofoil © Loris Von Siebenthal

After a month of tests and tuning on Lake Lucerne, the Gonet Monofoil is now ready to race the Lake Geneva classics starting with the Geneva-Rolle-Geneva this weekend and followed by the Bol d’Or Mirabaud on the 9 June. “We are still far from reaching the full potential of the Gonet Monofoil,” said designer Eric Monnin. “But we have come ...

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Dielette Race

JOG C-Data Cowes Dielette Race - photo © Pandie Bronsdon

Seventeen yachts started the C-Data JOG Cowes Dielette via Guernsey race over the late May Bank Holiday, eager to visit a newish (to JOG) destination and take part in a slightly longer than usual Cat 3 race. </1> Unfortunately the Weather Gods weren’t keen on that idea and with lights airs forecast on Friday evening followed by 25kn+ NE’ly beat ...

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Volvo Ocean Race Leg 9

Volvo Ocean Race Leg 9 Newport to Cardiff race start on board Sun Hung Kai/Scallywag. Peter Cumming on the helm during glorious sunset. Day 3. 22 May, 2018. © Volvo Ocean Race

SHK/Scallywag arrived in Cardiff a day behind the leaders, completing the last long, ocean crossing leg of this edition of the Volvo Ocean Race… The full fleet of seven Volvo Ocean Race boats has now arrived in Cardiff, Wales, with David Witt’s Sun Hung Kai/Scallywag the final team to cross the finish line in Leg 9 of the Volvo Ocean ...

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Atlantic Cup 2018

Eärendil - 2018 Atlantic Cup - photo © Billy Black

With a fleet of 11 Class40s competing in the Atlantic Cup, the French team #145 Eärendil skippered by Catherine Pourre and Pietro Luciani, crossed the Angola Cables finish line first at 17:02:46, with an elapsed time of 77h 02m 46s, to complete the 648 nautical mile first offshore leg of the Atlantic Cup from Charleston, S.C. to New York City. ...

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Volvo Ocean Legends Race

Green Dragon © Rick Tomlinson

Green Dragon, the first Chinese-backed entry in the Volvo Ocean Race, will join Volvo Open 70s Telefónica Blue and race winner Ericsson 4, plus a host of other historic boats from previous races on the start line of the Legends Race in June this year. Skippered by Ian Walker, who went on to win ‘The Volvo’ two editions later, Green ...

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Normandy Channel Race

Lamotte Module Création (Berry-Le Vaillant) – Normandy Channel Race © Jean-Marie Liot / NCR

Dusk yesterday evening brought with it fresh deliverance and massive relief for more than half the Normandy Channel Race fleet, who’d spent the whole day becalmed to the East of the Isle of Wight. Indeed, the NE’ly breeze very quickly covered the fleet, enabling all 27 Class40 still racing to power along westwards at a fair old lick, making an ...

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Atlantic Cup

Amhas - Atlantic Cup © Billy Black

A little under 40 nautical miles remain for the leading boats in the 2018 Atlantic Cup! #145 Eärendil, leads #127 Amhas by some six miles as they race north along the New Jersey coastline in search of favorable conditions. Overnight the two leading Class40s played the light, fluky conditions perfectly putting 40 nautical miles on the remaining fleet. The race ...

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International Paint Poole Regatta

International Paint Poole Regatta 2018 day 2 - photo © Ian Roman / International Paint Poole Regatta

Whatever hotline the International Paint Poole Regatta organisers have to the weather gods, it’s a good one. Sunday morning’s news websites showed photos from the lightning storms in different parts of the country, including spectacular images from Bournemouth, and most woke up to heavy rain thinking this was going to be a day for a good neck seal on your ...

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Normandy Channel Race

Shortly after the start of the Normandy Channel Race 2018 - photo © Jean-Marie Liot

The boiling hot sunshine, which bathed the Baie de Seine off Ouistreham all day long seems to have inspired the Norman racers at the start of the 9th edition of the Normandy Channel Race today. Amidst perfectly summery conditions, smooth seas, azure skies and a light NNE’ly wind of a little less than 10 knots, the leg locals were quick ...

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Clipper 2017-18 Race Panama Canal

The Panama Canal transit during the 2015-16 edition of the Clipper Race - photo © Clipper Race

As one of the engineering wonders of the modern world, the Panama Canal is considered by many Clipper Race Crew as one of the highlights of the entire circumnavigation. After crossing the finish line for Race 10: The Garmin American Challenge, a 4,000 nautical mile (nm) light wind endurance test from Seattle, USA, the eleven Clipper 70s will now be ...

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